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Arthur Thomas

Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers manufacturing for BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.
Olaf Harken

Olaf Harken, co-founder of sailing equipment maker, dies at 80

Olaf Harken, the co-founder with his brother Peter of Pewaukee-based sailing equipment manufacturer Harken Inc., died Monday at the age of 80, the company announced.
Harley-Davidson tariffs

With EU tariffs addressed, Harley-Davidson is now dealing with Trump’s China...

Harley-Davidson was first caught up in President Donald Trump’s efforts to remake global trade when the European Union retaliated for steel and aluminum tariffs by increasing tariffs on motorcycles.

Harley’s LiveWire issue limited to one motorcycle, production restarted

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. has restarted production and delivery of LiveWire, the company’s first electric motorcycle.
manufacturing activity

Wisconsin factory workers are getting raises, but working less

The average production worker in Wisconsin made $21.63 per hour in September, a $1.01 increase from the year before, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Millions at stake in legal fight over Waukesha business that’s yet...

If one of 18 companies were to buy Waukesha-based heat treating company Therm-Tech before April 2022, a Chicago consulting firm estimates it would be entitled to as much as $2.7 million in commissions.

Wisconsin unemployment tops 100,000 for first time in two years

The number of people considered unemployed in Wisconsin reached 100,700 in September, an increase of 3,900 from August and the first time the seasonally adjusted number reached six figures since September 2017.
Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington with the Ryder Cup trophy at Whistling Straits.

Ryder Cup 2020 tickets sell quickly as process leaves fans frustrated

It took less than an hour for single day tickets to the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits to sell out after they first...

Penzeys turning $435,000 in new customer orders into pro-impeachment Facebook ads

Wauwatosa-based Penzeys Spices drew attention last week for spending more than anyone but President Donald Trump on impeachment related Facebook advertising.Company owner Bill Penzey...
Harely-Davidson 2020 Model Year Livewire

Harley temporarily stops production of LiveWire motorcycles

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. has stopped production and delivery of its LiveWire electric motorcycles, citing a “non-standard condition” discovered during a final quality check.

Foxconn isn’t alone in hiring students full-time, Husco will launch its...

It is now commonplace for college students to complete internships or other work experiences while they finish their undergraduate degrees. Waukesha-based Husco International Inc. is looking to take that arraignment to a new level.

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